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Damien Pham Van Bang

Areas of expertise

Hydrodynamics and sediment transport

Eau Terre Environnement Research Centre

490 de la Couronne Street
Québec City, Quebec  G1K 9A9
CANADA

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Research interests

Sediment erosion is a natural phenomenon. Surface water (river or sea) flows constantly, reshaping landscapes by depositing or eroding sediments. Highly dynamic areas are usually problematic: high sedimentation in dam reservoirs reduces their hydroelectric potential, and severe beach erosion affects the sustainability of coastal developments. These problems are likely to be exacerbated by climate change. The research in hydraulics and sediment transport carried out by Professor Pham Van Bang improves our understanding of sedimentary processes and provides a better picture of current and future trends in the evolution of landscapes that include surface water. Ongoing work is focused on increasing knowledge about erosion processes near coastal developments and the physical laws of cohesive sediment transport.

The approach currently used is based on computational fluid dynamics and experimental modelling using the large wave flume of the Environmental Hydraulics Laboratory and the small wave flume of the CT Scan Lab. Field work is also planned.

Publications

Uh Zapata, Miguel, Zhang, W., Marois, Laurence, Hammouti, Abdelkader, Pham Van Bang, Damien & Nguyen, K. D. (2022). Two-phase experimental and numerical studies on scouring at the toe of vertical seawall. Eur. J. Mech. – B/Fluids, 93: 13-28.
DOI: 10.1016/j.euromechflu.2021.12.008

Zhang, Wei, Uh Zapata, Miguel, Pham Van Bang, Damien & Nguyen, Kim Dan (2022). Three-dimensional hydrostatic curved channel flow simulations using non-staggered triangular grids. Water, 14 (2): Art. 174.
DOI: 10.3390/w14020174

Boujia, Nissrine; Schmidt, Franziska; Chevalier, Christophe; Siegert, Dominique & Pham Van Bang, D. (2021). Using rocking frequencies of bridge piers for scour monitoring. Struct. Eng. Int., 31 (2): 286-294.
DOI: 10.1080/10168664.2020.1768811

Orseau, Sylvain, Huybrechts, Nicolas, Tassi, Pablo, Pham Van Bang, Damien & Klein, Fabrice (2021). Two-dimensional modeling of fine sediment transport with mixed sediment and consolidation: Application to the Gironde Estuary, FranceInt. J. Sediment Res., 26 (6): 736-746.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsrc.2019.12.005

Uh Zapata, Miguel, Pham Van Bang, Damien & Nguyen, Kim Dan (2021). Unstructured finite-volume model of sediment scouring due to wave impact on vertical seawalls. J. Mar. Sci. Eng., 9 (12): Art. 1440.
DOI: 10.3390/jmse9121440

Boujia, Nissrine; Schmidt, Franziska; Chevalier, Christophe; Siegert, Dominique & Pham Van Bang, Damien (2020). Distributed optical fiber-based approach for soil-structure interactionSensor, 20 (1): Art. 321.
DOI: 10.3390/s20010321

Cordier, Florian; Tassi, Pablo; Claude, Nicolas; Crosato, Alessandra; Rodrigues, Stéphane & Pham Van Bang, Damien (2020). Bar pattern and sediment sorting in a channel contraction/expansion area: application to the Loire River at Bréhémont (France)Adv. Water Resour., 140: Art. 103580.
DOI: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2020.103580

Orseau, Sylvain; Huybrechts, Nicolas; Tassi, Pablo; Pham Van Bang, Damien & Klein, Fabrice (2020). Two-dimensional modeling of fine sediment transport with mixed sediment and consolidation: Application to the Gironde Estuary, FranceInt. J. Sediment Res., ONLINE.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsrc.2019.12.005

Zhang, Wei; Uh Zapata, Niguel; Bai, Xin; Pham Van Bang, Damien & Nguyen, Kim Dan (2020). Three-dimensional simulation of horseshoe vortex and local scour around a vertical cylinder using an unstructured finite-volume techniqueInt. J. Sediment Res., 35 (3): 295-306.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsrc.2019.09.001

Boujia, Nissrine; Schmidt, Franziska; Chevalier, Christophe; Siegert, Dominique & Pham Van Bang, Damien (2019). Effect of scour on the natural frequency responses of bridge piers: development of a scour depth sensorInfrastructures, 4 (2): Art. 21.
DOI: 10.3390/infrastructures4020021

Cordier, F.; Tassi, Pablo; Claude, N.; Rodrigues, S.; Crosato, A. & Pham Van Bang, Damien (2019). Numerical study of alternate bars in alluvial channels with non-uniform sedimentWater Resour. Res., 55 (4): 2976-3003.
DOI: 10.1029/2017WR022420

Santoro, Pablo; Fossati, Monica; Tassi, Pablo; Huybrechts, Nicolas; Pham Van Bang, Damien & Piedra-Cueva, Ismael (2019). Effect of self-weight consolidation on a hydro-sedimentological model for the Río de la Plata estuaryInt. J. Sediment Res., 34 (5): 444-454.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsrc.2018.12.004

Uh Zapata, Niguel; Zhang, Wei; Pham Van Bang, Damien & Nguyen, Dan Kim (2019). A parallel second-order unstructured finite volume method for 3D free-surface flows using a ó coordinateComput. Fluids, 190: 15-29.
DOI: 10.1016/j.compfluid.2019.06.001

Zapata MU, Pham Van Bang D & NguyenKD (2018) Parallel simulations for a 2D x/z two-phase flow fluid-solid particle modelComputers and fluids, 173: 103-110.DOI: 10.1016/j.compfluid.2018.03.019

Boujia N, Schmidt F, Siegert D, Pham Van Bang D, Chevalier C (2017). Modelling of a bridge pier subjected to scour. Procedia Engineering, 199: 925-2930.
DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2017.09.343

Santoro P, Fossati M, Tassi P, Huybrechts N, Pham Van Bang D & Piedra-Cueva JCI (2017) A coupled wave–current–sediment transport model for an estuarine system: Application to the Río de la Plata and Montevideo BayApplied Mathematical Modelling, 52:107-130.
DOI: 10.1016/j.apm.2017.07.0040

Zapata MU, Pham Van Bang D & Nguyen KD (2016). Parallel SOR methods with a parabolic-diffusion acceleration technique for solving an unstructured-grid Poisson equation on 3D arbitrary geometriesInternational Journal for Computational Fluid Dynamics, 30(5):370-385.
DOI: 10.1080/10618562.2016.1234045

Zapata MU, Pham Van Bang D & Nguyen KD (2014) An unstructured finite volume technique for the 3D Poisson equation on arbitrary geometry using a σ‐coordinate system. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 76(10):611-631.
DOI: 10.1002/fld.3945